Past Chairs

Richard Blumenberg


Chairman of the Board
RLB Architecture

Richard L. Blumenberg, AIA, is a second generation born and raised in Los Angeles.

In 1972, Mr. Blumenberg graduated from the University of California at Berkeley. He received his Master of Architecture degree and was given the Dean’s Award for Excellence from UCLA in 1975.

His career in architecture began by creating award winning senior citizen housing while serving in the Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) program. Experience was acquired in hotel and commercial projects while working at Maxwell Starkman AIA, and Associates. For sixteen years, he was a partner in Choate Associates and was the architect of over 100 projects ranging from residential remodels, new houses over 10,000 square feet, and commercial projects.  

In 1997, Richard Blumenberg established his own office as RLB Architecture. He has a diverse range of clients who appreciate his sense of design, attention to detail, and his direct and personal service.

Richard Blumenberg is currently the consulting architect for the California Riviera Home Owners Association, Huntington Palisades Property Owners Association, Palisair Home Owners Association, Riviera Estates Home Owners Association, and the Pacific Palisades Civic League. He has also served on the Citizen Participatory Advisory Committee (CPAC) for the update of the Brentwood-Palisades Specific Plan.

His work has been published in Luxe, House Beautiful, California Homes, Los Angeles Home and Décor, and the Los Angeles Home Book. In addition, Mr. Blumenberg received the year 2000 Calibre Team Award Honorable Mention for the Schapira Residence given by the International Interior Design Association.

He is very active in Pacific Palisades where and his family have resided for over 35 years. For 35 years Richard has been on the plan review committee of the Civic League and 5 years as its president. He has been a Board member of the Chamber for 5 years and was the architect of the remodeled Chamber office. As Chair of the Board of the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce, Richard Blumenberg looks forward to helping the Chamber transition into more of a business oriented organization.

Past Presidents

  • 1949-50 - Arthur Loomis*
  • 1950-51 - H. Rae Colvey*
  • 1951-52 - George A. Forde*
  • 1952-53 - John Bohannan
  • 1953-54 - Paul Weaver*
  • 1954-55 - Vinnie Simpson*
  • 1955-56 - Bud Emerson*
  • 1956-57 - Larry Ackard
  • 1957-58 - Frank L. Petru
  • 1958-59 - Walter F. Ryon 
  • 1959-60 - Louis C. Virgiel*
  • 1960-61 - B. B. Bailey*
  • 1961-62 - William F. Lieb
  • 1962-63 - Ah Wing Young*
  • 1963-64 - Bill Huntington*
  • 1964-65 - Wally Miller
  • 1965-66 - Loren Foster
  • 1966-67 - Charles Anderson
  • 1967-68 - Robert V. Dicke *
  • 1968-69 - Dean Strong*
  • 1969-70 - Richard L. Holmes*
  • 1970-71 - Robert V. Bombassei
  • 1971-72 - Robert McMillin*
  • 1972-73 - Martin A. Robin*
  • 1973-74 - Bud Petrick
  • 1974-75 - Phyllis Genovese
  • 1975-76 - Jeff Kool*
  • 1976-77 - Doug Hill
  • 1977-78 - Jim Stout
  • 1978-79 - Edna Oleson*
  • 1979-81 - John T. Moore*
  • 1981-82 - Carolyn Siegel
  • 1982-83 - Bobbie Farberow
  • 1983-84 - Howard Janapol
  • 1984-85 - Paul Brown
  • 1985-86 - Bob Benton
  • 1986-87 - Kirk MacDowell
  • 1987-88 - Susan Carroll
  • 1988-89 - Arnie Wishnick
  • 1989-90 - Carol Salgado
  • 1990-91 - Doug Uhler
  • 1991-92 - Mike Schreyer
  • 1992-93 - William F. Davis
  • 1993-94 - Cheryel Kanan
  • 1994-95 - Tom Thorne
  • 1995-96 - S. Leigh Taylor*
  • 1996-97 - Tim Parmelee
  • 1997-98 - Mort Farberow*
  • 1998-99 - David Williams
  • 1999-00 - Dori Ollestad
  • 2000-01 - Roberta Donohue
  • 2001-02 - Tipi Weiner
  • 2002-03 - Saad Mazboudi
  • 2003 - Jim Stoltzfus
  • 2003-05 - David Williams
  • 2005-06 - Sandy Eddy

*Deceased